3D printing holds great promise to further develop a personality confectionery market worth $13.4bn and poses no real threat to chocolate moulding, writes Choc Edge's Gabor Isai.
Asia is poised to help meet rising demand for cocoa, but its key producer Indonesia faces quality concerns and its government lacks incentive to grow the sector.
The cocoa industry must intensify production on existing farmland, but technology to do so is limited or out of reach of impoverished farmers.
Divine Chocolate’s merger of its US and UK businesses will boost the power and profits of both operations, the firm has claimed.
Hosokawa Bepex which supplies production equipment for the confectionery industry has developed a concept for quick mass changes for chocolate, which has been filed for patent.